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Recent trends in contemporary art have meant that we've grown accustomed to large scale pieces, be that huge canvases, enormous sculptures, or giant installations.

However, the miniature has always been an important part of contemporary art. Be it paintings, sculpture, or photography as well as small format drawings, the reduced dimensions of the artwork puts new constraints on the artist, forcing them to develop their techniques and artistic finesse.


Jeff Wall, an American photographer known for his large scale photographic prints on huge illuminated boxes, has said that “the scale of a piece is not about the dimensions of it, but about the internal tensions within the composition".


Believe it or not, miniature pieces have many advantages. Smaller formats allow the artists to show off a different range of talents and techniques, and sometimes even create the impression of a much higher quality piece – such as engravings or prints. Creating a miniature is a sure sign of precision and skill.

They are also more practical to exhibit than the enormous artworks: we've all got a little space on a shelf ready to welcome a miniature sculpture, photo or drawing.


Another very practical aspect of miniatures is the myriad possibilities for display: you could put together a full shelf of statuettes, or even a dedicated framing wall – which is an increasingly popular method for display, and makes for the perfect decorative addition to a living room or bedroom. It's a mixed composition made up of an array of pieces – you guessed it – all on the same wall. The diminutive size of the miniatures also makes it easier to make sure your favourite pieces are displayed in pride of place.

Even artists who are known for their monumental works are slowly getting into miniatures, like Jeff Wall in his exhibition at the Cartier Foundation.


The miniature is making a big name for itself as a growing trend across the contemporary art world; from Gaspard Mitz, who creates tiny versions of the interiors of famous art galleries in his 'Box Stories', to the photography of Samsofy, who recreates scenes from daily life with miniscule Lego 'actors'.  


Last but not least, the small scale of the pieces means that even big names come with small price tags, meaning that miniatures make excellent presents. So, go on, what are you waiting for? Browse our selection of miniature works now…

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Miguel Guía, En attendant le prochain voyage, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

En attendant le prochain voyage, 2021
18.5 x 4.5 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,073

C215, Love is in the air, Print

C215

Love is in the air, 2021
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Print

$482

Miss Tic, Faire le mur, Sculpture

Miss Tic

Faire le mur, 2021
15.7 x 7.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,181

Richard Orlinski, Wild heart, Sculpture

Richard Orlinski

Wild heart, 2021
12.6 x 9.8 x 2 inch
Sculpture

10,000 - $ 15,000

Marian Williams, Poles Apart 1, Painting

Marian Williams

Poles Apart 1, 2021
18.1 x 15 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$542

Liora, Lumière, Painting

Liora

Lumière, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$603

Seen, Looney Lenny, Fine Art Drawings

Seen

Looney Lenny, 1998
11.75 x 8.25 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,446

Jéko, Sand, Painting

Jéko

Sand, 2021
16.1 x 13 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,145

S2Bart, Ourson Hermès, Sculpture

S2Bart

Ourson Hermès, 2021
13.8 x 11 x 10.2 inch
Sculpture

$663

Sophie Petetin, Asie on est bien ici, Print

Sophie Petetin

Asie on est bien ici, 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$115

Bernard Saint-Maxent, Keith 04.07.21, Painting

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Keith 04.07.21, 2021
11.8 x 9.8 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$337

Nick Walker, Bow ties 03, Painting

Nick Walker

Bow ties 03, 2015
12 x 12 x 1.4 inch
Painting

$3,616

Arman, Panthère, Sculpture

Arman

Panthère, 2002
11 x 18.9 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$11,450

Etienne Quesnay, Couverte de fleurs, Painting

Etienne Quesnay

Couverte de fleurs, 2021
12.2 x 9.1 inch
Painting

$422

Nathanael Koffi, Red carpet, Painting

Nathanael Koffi

Red carpet, 2021
17.5 x 12.6 x 1.7 inch
Painting

$844

Gina Vor, Abstract No 17, Painting

Gina Vor

Abstract No 17, 2021
11.6 x 8.3 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$121

C215, Gainsbourg, Painting

C215

Gainsbourg, 2020
10 x 18 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$1,179 $1,386

Daru, Mini Mr. Mariopoly Bitcoin, Painting

Daru

Mini Mr. Mariopoly Bitcoin, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,446

Ninu, Alu Color, Painting

Ninu

Alu Color, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 2 inch
Painting

$482

Âme Sauvage, Blue art dog, Sculpture

Âme Sauvage

Blue art dog, 2021
10.2 x 3.9 x 8.3 inch
Sculpture

$506

Shelby, Hope Multi Sculpture, Sculpture

Shelby

Hope Multi Sculpture, 2021
13.8 x 13.8 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$2,061 $2,290

JonOne, Coffret de luxe - Birth of the Wind - Numéro 185, Print

JonOne

Coffret de luxe - Birth of the Wind - Numéro 185, 2018
10.2 x 8.3 x 0.2 inch
Print

$1,025

Yichao Sun, Bleu I, Painting

Yichao Sun

Bleu I, 2021
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$723

Emmanuel Bour, Des idées carrées, Sculpture

Emmanuel Bour

Des idées carrées, 2021
19.7 x 6.7 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$2,893

Mr. Brainwash, All you need is He(Art) Four, Print

Mr. Brainwash

All you need is He(Art) Four, 2021
18 x 18 inch
Print

$1,808

Nef, Little Raymond, Painting

Nef

Little Raymond, 2021
16.5 x 11.7 inch
Painting

$362

Marie-Edmée Séguin, Croquis, Painting

Marie-Edmée Séguin

Croquis, 2012
11.8 x 9.4 inch
Painting

$482

Claude Gilli, Paysage, Sculpture

Claude Gilli

Paysage, 1990
19.7 x 16.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$6,750

Angelo Lembo, Big mouse, Sculpture

Angelo Lembo

Big mouse, 2021
11.4 x 8.3 x 22.4 inch
Sculpture

$6,075 $6,750

Landry Clément, Flabellum (LC48), Sculpture

Landry Clément

Flabellum (LC48), 2021
13.4 x 8.7 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$747

Chris Ellis (Daze), Tunnel, Painting

Chris Ellis (Daze)

Tunnel, 2011
16 x 20 inch
Painting

$5,785

Grégory Marseille, Broken Skate, Sculpture

Grégory Marseille

Broken Skate, 2021
19.3 x 7.9 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$181

Alfréd Reth, Retrouvailles au jardin, Painting

Alfréd Reth

Retrouvailles au jardin, 1925
9.4 x 11.4 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$446

Marie-Noëlle Deverre, Daphné 1, Print

Marie-Noëlle Deverre

Daphné 1, 2021
19.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Print

$783

Valerie Marty, Piaf Picots L, Sculpture

Valerie Marty

Piaf Picots L, 2021
13.8 x 9.1 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$1,073

Derrick Ofosu Boateng, Untitled, Photography

Derrick Ofosu Boateng

Untitled, 2021
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$832

Gaspard Mitz, A well deserved break, Sculpture

Gaspard Mitz

A well deserved break, 2021
9.4 x 13.4 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$783

Edouard Jacques Dufeu, Vue d'une ville du Moyen-Orient, Painting

Edouard Jacques Dufeu

Vue d'une ville du Moyen-Orient, 1900
13.2 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,082

François-Régis Lemonnier, Un soir au bout du monde, Painting

François-Régis Lemonnier

Un soir au bout du monde, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$904

Ed Templeton, Copper Head, Sculpture

Ed Templeton

Copper Head, 2005
17.75 x 6.5 x 2.75 inch
Sculpture

$15,669

JM Robert, Sans titre, Painting

JM Robert

Sans titre, 2021
19.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,170

Louis Rheiner, Paysage en montagne au bord du ruisseau, Painting

Louis Rheiner

Paysage en montagne au bord du ruisseau, 1900
11.8 x 16.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$613

Joan Miró, Hommage à San Lazzaro, Print

Joan Miró

Hommage à San Lazzaro, 1975
14 x 10.2 inch
Print

$6,027

Milko Dobrev, Phoenix, Sculpture

Milko Dobrev

Phoenix, 2019
10.6 x 3.1 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$1,109

Zena Blackwell, Untitled, Painting

Zena Blackwell

Untitled, 2021
10 x 10 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$776

Cecilia Wilson Napurrurla, Nguru Yurntumu-wana (Country around Yuendumu), Painting

Cecilia Wilson Napurrurla

Nguru Yurntumu-wana (Country around Yuendumu), 2020
11.8 x 18.1 inch
Painting

$542

Mario Henrique, Spontaneous Ballerina no. 2, Series XVIII, Painting

Mario Henrique

Spontaneous Ballerina no. 2, Series XVIII, 2021
15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch
Painting

$500

Karl Lagasse, Silver one dollar, Sculpture

Karl Lagasse

Silver one dollar, 2021
13.4 x 5.9 x 0.1 inch
Sculpture

$9,040

Manuèle Bernardi, Golden hours, Sculpture

Manuèle Bernardi

Golden hours, 2021
13.8 x 15.7 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$4,219

Lucio Forte, Untitled 51, Painting

Lucio Forte

Untitled 51, 2021
12.2 x 9.1 x 0 inch
Painting

$187

Jean Miotte, Près des murs, Print

Jean Miotte

Près des murs, 1994
16.1 x 13 x 0.1 inch
Print

$783

Lucio Forte, Fortezza Firmafede, Fine Art Drawings

Lucio Forte

Fortezza Firmafede, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.7 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$133

Ladislas Kijno, Hommage à Max Papart, Print

Ladislas Kijno

Hommage à Max Papart, 1995
17.7 x 12.4 x 0.1 inch
Print

$422

Gor Avetisyan, Mystic Feeling I, Painting

Gor Avetisyan

Mystic Feeling I, 2020
13.4 x 13.4 inch
Painting

$398

Lorena Fonsato, La sirena Lorelei, Painting

Lorena Fonsato

La sirena Lorelei, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$350

Elizabeth Becker, Outpouring, Painting

Elizabeth Becker

Outpouring, 2021
12 x 9 inch
Painting

$350

Max Ernst, Hommage à San Lazzaro, Print

Max Ernst

Hommage à San Lazzaro, 1975
14 x 10.2 inch
Print

$2,290

Jane Grieco, Arca de Noé -, Painting

Jane Grieco

Arca de Noé -, 2021
19.3 x 19.3 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$844 $1,205

Marc Chagall, Pierrot avec Parapluie (Man with Umbrella), Print

Marc Chagall

Pierrot avec Parapluie (Man with Umbrella), 1927
14 x 11.5 inch
Print

$16,000

Mónica Castanys, In town 2, Painting

Mónica Castanys

In town 2, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$1,928

Sounya Whang, Jeune fille dormant, Painting

Sounya Whang

Jeune fille dormant, 2021
15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch
Painting

$506

VL., Hope Skull, Painting

VL.

Hope Skull, 2021
15.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$362

Parenteau-Denoel & Mofart'z, Little girl with a watering can, Painting

Parenteau-Denoel & Mofart'z

Little girl with a watering can, 2021
16.5 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$300 $422

Karl Kox, La muerte II, Print

Karl Kox

La muerte II, 2021
19.3 x 19.3 x 0 inch
Print

$151 $301

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